North Conway, NH - On Thursday, January 13th, Cranmore Mountain’s Snowsports Director, Karen Dolan, presented Sally McMurdo, from the Mount Washington Valley Trails Association, with a check for $622 in funds raised during the first two weeks of the Mountain Meister Pay2Play Program.
During the Mountain Meister Race league, each week racers take 2 runs through the course. The Pay2Play program allows racers to take an additional run through the racecourse for a $5 donation to a pre-determined non-profit. Last winter, Cranmore raised over $5,153 and has averaged $5,000 annually since the program started during the 2018 season.
The Mount Washington Valley Trails Association is working to build and maintain multiple-use trails and recreation paths within the Mount Washington Valley area of New Hampshire to provide residents and visitors with opportunities for safe, family-oriented recreation and transportation. Specifically, a 2.9 mile paved pedestrian and bike path that will run between Cranmore Mountain and Hemlock Lane near Walmart. The project has a projected competition date of June 2023. The official groundbreaking for the project took place this past November.
In addition to the Trails Association, this year’s Pay2Play recipients include End 68 Hours of Hunger, Starting Point, Pope Memorial Library, and Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation.
The 10-week Mountain Meister series hosts approximately 20+ teams and over 300 racers throughout the season. Mountain Meisters is open to skiers, snowboarders, and telemark skiers of all ability levels, ages 21 and up. Registration for the 2021/22 race season is still open.